3 Home Improvement Tasks to Add to your List of Resolutions

New Year’s Eve is a night to celebrate the year gone by with family and friends. So this weekend, raise a glass to 2016. But when New Year’s Day comes around, it’s time to make your New Year’s resolutions for 2017!

Not only should everyone make New Year’s resolutions to improve their body and mind, but it’s also important to make resolutions to improve your home as well.

And to learn more about how a Cook Portable Warehouse can help you keep your New Year’s pledges, read this blog post.

Here are the top 3 resolutions that each and every homeowner can put on their list. And to learn more home and garden tips, check out our top 10 blogs from this year!

Home Improvement Tasks to Add to your New Year

Budget for home improvements

Often saving money isn’t easy, but it’s essential to save for those large expenses that come up unexpectedly. At the beginning of the year, draft a budget and save a certain amount per month or per quarter for major replacements like a new roof or major kitchen appliances.

Take note of these expenses annually, so you can better prepare when a major expenditure is on the horizon. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, annual home maintenance and improvement costs average around $3,300 per home.

If you have extra at the end of the year, try to roll it over to the next year because most likely you will still need it down the road. One maintenance item you won’t have to worry about is your Cook shed, which comes with guarantees and warranties that protect your investment.

Declutter your space

A great way to start the New Year is by purging your closets, storage unit, or basement of stuff you don’t need anymore. Once you have donated those items, it’s time to be smarter about your storage space.

Be smart by using space that is often forgotten like a high shelf in a narrow hallway or under the stairs. Even in small spaces you can use organizers to make the most of what you have.

If you’ve decluttered and narrowed everything down to only the essentials but still don’t have enough space, it’s time to invest in more room. If you need additional space for your stuff, choose a Cook Portable Shed.

Complete home improvement projects

It’s not easy to find time to spend with family with busy work and school schedules. Make the time you have fun with do-it-yourself projects that everyone can enjoy.

For example, plant a tree as a family. Not only will it be fun, but environmentally friendly. Or with winter weather it’s always a good idea to have an emergency kit. Make it fun by gathering those essentials like flashlights, candles, tape, and paper towels.

DIY projects are a great way to bond, complete home maintenance repairs, and even get some exercise! Click to learn more about our favorite holiday DIY projects.

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